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Offline Pepefrenchtt

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Bonjour de France !
« on: December 25, 2013, 08:57:33 PM »
A short intoduction:
I'm 54 years (and a few months) old,
former mechanic in the Navy (aeronavale),
bifore considering the Tophy (blue SE launch model) I rode:
Honda: 650 Deauville, Xeleven 1100, VFR Vtec 800, ST1300 Paneuropean, CBR 1100 XX.
Kawa: GTR 1400
Triumph: Sprint GT 1050, Tiger EXPLORER 1200 Launch

I live in the Perpignan area, where I was born.

Next to follow more about my Trophy (probably more interesting to read)

(thank you for verdun95 tradution  :107:)



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Re: Bonjour de France !
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 09:16:38 PM »
  :400: welcome aboard (as they say in the Navy) :821:
An old biker must be a good rider

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Re: Bonjour de France !
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 09:45:41 PM »
Bonjour pepefrenchtt and  :401: to the forum. Lots of fun with your new bike!



When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

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Re: Bonjour de France !
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 11:27:12 PM »
Yes, as Verdun says.... Welcome aboard! Must be nice to be back on the flagship!
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Re: Bonjour de France !
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 03:15:45 AM »
Welcome to the Forum :400:
Proudly Riding Triumph Since 1968
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Re: Bonjour de France !
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 03:59:04 AM »
Welcome to the forum from Australia  :460:

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Re: Bonjour de France !
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 04:38:49 AM »
Bonjour and welcome to the forum! 

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Re: Bonjour de France !
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 06:29:55 AM »
Let's discuss "biking"

Before getting the Trophy  I bought an Explorer with 2000kms on the clock, my intent was to ride Corsica twisting roads: pure Heaven!

After that, daily routine: about 250kms daily, commuting to work, when I reached about 3000kms engine rattling noise appeared, went well until the 16000kms maintenance service.

One day riding on the left lane on the highway, 140km/h in 6th the rear wheel blocked,
fortunately I could use the clutch and safely pulled over, the engine was blocked.

Triumph Assistance came in and the bike was trailed to my dealer.

Engine was opened: a valve was melted into the piston.

The work was taken under warranty: cylinder head, piston, rod, cylinder block.....

everything went well until 18000 kms when I switched for a Trophy.

I bought it in July 2013 with 2500kms on the clock, a Launch model from November 2012.

Since then I put 5600kms on the clock, the distribution tensioner has been replaced (rattling) as well as the gear indicator (seemingly a fool information displayed by the ECU).

I've also received the recall letter regarding the centre stand.

I'm very concerned and worried by these engine rattling noises and to threaten my dealer to make him to contact Triumph France.

After the holidays, he will take care of the centre stand issue and should tell me more about these engine noises.